After approximately 14 months away, Tiger Woods is coming back to competitive golf.
Following through on an earlier announcement of his intentions, Woods officially committed to play in the Safeway Open next week at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, Calif.
It will be Woods’ first tournament since the 2015 Wyndham Championship, which was followed by two back procedures that sidelined him for more than a year.
How will Woods play?
That remains to be seen though Jesper Parnevik was quoted recently saying Woods’ game appears to be in good shape from what he’s seen at Medalist Golf Club, where Woods is based in Florida.
The Northern California event is the first of three that Woods intends to play this fall. He also is booked to play the Turkish Open in early November and the Hero World Challenge that he hosts in the Bahamas in early December.
Woods spent last week as a vice captain on the U.S. Ryder Cup team and recently was named one of Steve Stricker’s vice captains for the 2017 Presidents Cup, should he not qualify for the team.